Archive for March 6th, 2014
Bad news week just keeps on trucking! Today is day four and as promised, no more death! Well, kinda. I am sad to deport that Chad the PT Cruiser is dead.
Or more accurately, Chad has met his end. My car was totaled in an accident back in September.
I walked away unscathed, but everything else about it sucked. The worst probably was the timing. It happened two weeks before my sister’s wedding, which was not enough time to buy a new one. This meant that I would be carless when my entire family came in town for a visit. It was pretty embarrassing. It was also the exact moment when I realized I need to take a break from the blog. I was already feeling too busy with preparation for the wedding to blog, and going carless was the straw that broke the Captains back. I was so busy the rest of the year that it took me a whole five months to make it back to Captains Quarters.
But losing my Cruiser was not all bad. My new car is actually a new car and it is much nicer. I am currently leasing a new 2014 Volkswagen Jetta and I love it! This is the first non-American car I’ve driven regularly and it’s enjoyable. I’ve always said I will never buy a non-American car, but this doesn’t count because it’s a lease. I found a great price on a three year lease and so far I’m extremely satisfied. Now all I need to do is come up with a good German sounding name for the new Volkswagen. Klaus? Hans-Dieter? Wolfdietrich?
Oh, and also RIP Chad. But no worries. As Nickelback would say, I’m never gonna be alone.